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Newark
Bariatric surgeon to hold info session
Take back control! If you are overweight and it is affecting your health, take back control and improve your quality of life. Let us help you take the first step safely and effectively. Dr. Alok Gandhi from Bariatrics of Western New York at Rochester General Hospital will be hosting free informational seminars on proven approaches to weight loss. Seminars will be held at the DeMay Living Center Classroom (unless otherwise noted) on the following Mondays at 6 p.m.: Monday, June 4th; no class in July due to the 4th of July holiday; Monday, August 6th; and September 17th (Cafeteria Conference Room #2).

The Bariatric Program at Rochester General Hospital is a certified Center of Excellence by the Surgical Review Committee (SRC) in conjunction with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the largest organization for Bariatric surgeons in the world.

Patients who would like to learn more about weight loss options, including the Lap Band and Gastric Bypass procedures, are encouraged to sign-up for one of these sessions by calling the Rochester General Health System LINK LINE toll-free at (877) 922-LINK (5465).

"Bariatric surgery can potentially cure medical conditions associated with obesity such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and sleep disorders. Our program will empower you to lose weight and become healthier," said Dr. Gandhi, Bariatric Surgeon.

Newark
Garden club holds plant, bake sale
With the celebration of Newark Fest, the Newark Garden Club will hold their annual plant and bake sale on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newark Arcadia Historical Museum on High Street across from the Newark Public Library.  

The proceeds of this sale will be used for Civic Beautification projects.

The Newark Garden Club is affiliated with the 7th District State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Club, Inc.

Palmyra
Summer Enrichment Program offered
The Palmyra-Macedon Central School District presents its first summer enrichment program for students of all ages.  

The Summer STAR Program will offer a variety of group and individual opportunities for enhancing young minds. Join in the fun as students share, teach, achieve, and reach new heights as they explore new educational experiences.  

Specific course offerings include Yucky Science, Cool Chemistry, Private Voice Lessons, Private Instrumental Lessons, Beginning American Sign Language, Active Bodies Calm Minds (physical activities), Movin’ & Groovin’ (movement and music), Clay Animation, Origami, Sketchbooks and Design, Creative Composers, Jazz Band Camp, Aural Skills 101 (music), and Music Theory Magic.  
Specific ages, dates, times, and costs are available in the Summer STAR brochures, which are available in the main offices of the Palmyra-Macedon Central Schools and on the website at www.palmaccsd.org.  

For more information, please contact Jill Davis at the Palmyra-Macedon Primary School at 597-3475.

Penn Yan
Early Intervention Coordinating Council Meeting
On Friday, June 1, at 1pm, there will be a Regional/Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council Meeting. This meeting will be held at the Yates County Office Building in the basement level auditorium. The address for the building is 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan.

The planned agenda will include: Summary of REICC/LEICC accomplishments; reports on Early Intervention policy changes; challenges for the E.I. system in the region; county specific reports; discussion on the meeting schedule for 2013.

Any questions may be directed to Carol Monsees at 946-5682.